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Congo Bongo

• Publisher: U.S. Gold
• Developer:
U.S. Gold
Release Date: 1983/1985
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Unknown

Our Game Rating: 72%
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> CONGO BONGO by U.S. Gold


• Completed by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I remember this game back in the day: my friends use to rave about it and spend most of their free play time trying to get the highest score. As for me, I hated the game and couldn't see the point of it. With it's fiddly controls and annoying perspective, it certainly wasn't the game for me and so I put it to one side to gather dust.

Twenty-odd years later, Brendan Phoenix reveals the final moments to the game... (both versions!)


Version 1 ending.


Version 2 ending.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: There are no trainers available, but the games were easy to complete - did both in about 25 mins.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The 1983 version appears to be the cassette release and has only 2 levels - which are the first and last in the arcade original and very poor washed out graphics - this does not really have an end - a little ditty and back to level 1. The other version has a ditty and then the words 'CONGRATULATIONS'.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: It's obvious that the programmers just went for the typical arcade game and left out any kind of ending. I'm going with Brendan on the scoring and giving 0.5/10. Rubbish.
  • Brendan: Congo Bollix - love it! Ha ha

    I agree the controls are fiddly as hell as they are in the arcade game. Never considered a classic like the other Sega games of it's time like Spy Hunter and Tapper, it does not stand the test of time very well.

    That disk version did have some pretty nice colourful graphics though.
  • Gaz Spence: The later disk version was a major improvement on the earlier version but still the ending leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Andrew Fisher: I seem to remember the arcade game has some little animated cut scenes between levels and at the end... a real shame they are not in the C64 version.

FINAL SAY: Congo bollix.

G.E. RATING: 0.5 / 10

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